SHENANGO TOWNSHIP – A West Middlesex man was arrested after ramming two vehicles during a domestic dispute, police said.

Bradley R. Hawley, 43, of 3278 Hubbard-Middlesex Road, was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault by vehicle and reckless driving after an incident at 12:18 a.m. Dec. 30 on South Street and Sharon Road in West Middlesex.

Hawley went to a local store with his mother where she got him gas, police said. He asked his mother for money to pay off his drug debts, and she refused but agreed to follow him home, police said.

Once at the residence, the two got into a verbal argument about money. 

Hawley put the front bumper of his SUV against the front bumper of his mother’s SUV and pushed it east into Sharon Road across two lanes. She drove north on Sharon Road to escape Hawley but he followed her, according to police.

After turning right onto Main Street, Hawley used his vehicle to ram the rear of the other vehicle, which caused her to lose control and crash along the side of the road, police said.

She was able to make it to her home and when she tried to turn into her driveway, the rear of her SUV was again rammed by Hawley’s SUV, according to police.

Hawley then used his SUV to crash into another car at the residence, police said. The crash crushed the driver’s side of the car and pushed it into the front yard.

Hawley got out of his vehicle, smashed three windows of the home and drove away, police said.

Hawley was also charged by Shenango Township police in a separate incident five days before the domestic incident with driving under the influence.

He awaits preliminary hearings in front of District Judge Daniel W. Davis of Mercer to answer for both incidents.

Hawley was also arrested by Farrell police for an incident at 7:29 p.m. Dec. 26 on charges of robbery, robbery of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and reckless endangerment.

Police said he asked his mother to pick him up in the 1200 block of Roemer Boulevard that night and she complied. He told her he needed money to ask people questions about the location of his girlfriend. His mother would not give him money.

Hawley then turned the car off twice as she was driving it down the road, police said. Finally, she got out of the car and the pair fought over the keys and her purse, police said.

Hawley got the keys and her cell phone and drove away in her car, police said.

A preliminary hearing is set for Friday in front of District Judge Mary Ann Odem, Farrell.

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Melissa has been a news reporter for The Herald since 2013, covering breaking news, northern Mercer County, Sharon City schools and education. She is a 1992 graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.

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